Definition of adhocracy in English:

Share this entry

adhocracy

Pronunciation: /adˈhäkrəsē/

noun

A flexible, adaptable, and informal organizational structure without bureaucratic policies or procedures.
Example sentences
  • The attempt of late has been to create an ‘effective adhocracy’ as Alvin put it.
  • He uses the term ‘adhocracy’ to describe the kind of collaboration he prefers: like-minded software developers, finding each other and working in ever-shifting groups.
  • This form of adhocracy also allows for effective use of individuals with specific interests in a short period of time.

Origin

1970s: blend of ad hoc and -cracy.

Words that rhyme with adhocracy

aristocracy, autocracy, bureaucracy, democracy, gerontocracy, gynaecocracy (US gynecocracy), hierocracy, hypocrisy, meritocracy, mobocracy, monocracy, plutocracy, technocracy, theocracy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ad·hoc·ra·cy

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.